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Labor Vacancies Impact Trump Deregulatory Push

Dec. 11, 2019, 11:55 AM

More than one out of four of the top posts at the Labor Department, NLRB, and EEOC are currently vacant. The lack of key personnel entering the final year of President Trump’s first term could hamper the administration’s efforts to roll back Obama-era policies.

Republican Majorities: Some vacancies could help the administration push ahead with policy goals. The NLRB will be without any Democratic members in the next few days, leaving three Republican appointees a quorum to issue rulings, and a heady slate of regulations, on their own. The EEOC has a pair of empty seats, with a two to ...

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